The I LOVE THIS GUN Thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by HiTechRedneck, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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    This box looked similar. Apparently it was shipped in the Bushnell box, then someone took a razor to that and cut off the shipping label and identifying numbers of the scope model. Then they repackaged it with cardboard, taped the hell out of it and shipped it to me.

    But I didn't order a scope. :augie
  2. gofast1320

    gofast1320 Been here awhile

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    There is an excellent chance they won't cycle light target loads. The 1187 will handle from light to heavy but I've owned both and the 1100 mag didn't do well with light loads. Personally I'd look for an 1187 if I wanted to have the 3" option available to me.
  3. fyrfytr

    fyrfytr B.U.F.F.

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    Thanks for the info, I looked around a little and found that the options were to replace the barrell, or to drill out the gas port on the magnum barrell. Will look into the 1187.
  4. Andyinhilo

    Andyinhilo Long timer

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  5. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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  6. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    Did you photograph everything while packing it, then ship it Overnight Early Delivery and insure it for full value? Did your customer fuck up and sign for it without inspecting it first? When I get a damaged package, I tell the driver that either I open it and inspect it before signing and/or I will refuse delivery, his choice. That puts everything on the carrier.
  7. Gas Hog

    Gas Hog Two Wheel Fanatic

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    Uhhhh...no. Those custom cases I was making back then weighed 20+lbs by them selves..Total was probably close to 40lbs :huh Not to mention the value so very few people would overnight one.
    None of the contents were damaged just the case, plus the runaround. Pretty stressful and lost a customer because of it. The whole story was weird like a twilight episode.
    Come to think of it that might have been close to area 51..:permazot
    Gary
  8. Jays-f800gs

    Jays-f800gs Been here awhile

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    I just layed away a Springfield XDm 9mm. So excited to get it. Came with two 19+1 magazines, case, lock, extra back straps, double magazine holder, loader, brush all for $569!
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  9. fyrfytr

    fyrfytr B.U.F.F.

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  10. Jays-f800gs

    Jays-f800gs Been here awhile

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    Just googled it, gotcha. :thumbup I'm new to this so... not hip on the lingo.
  11. PunkinHead

    PunkinHead Moobless Adventurer

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    I'm in search of small pistol primers, so I've been making the rounds of the local guns shops for the past few weeks and every time I've been in one there's someone buying their first gun. It's an interesting phenomenon and I'm glad to see it. It's got to be intimidating to walk into a specialty store not knowing all the lingo, especially since so many gun store employees are such douche bags.
  12. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    +1 I just took a fellow rider to his LGS a week ago during the guns across America event. Still don't think he knows what he wants or how he'll use it but at least now he has some good basic knowledge and is familiar with how to look.

    On another note... Today was gun art day. :D

    Williams double barrel "wall hanger" due to demascus barrels. Too old and pitted to ever be used again but cleaned up it will make for a great show piece in the man cave.:evil

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    Oh and the pelts are home tanned squirrel, rabbit, Racoon and deer.
  13. fyrfytr

    fyrfytr B.U.F.F.

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    No worries, common mistake that I've probably made. Enjoy your new firearm! If it's your first, it certainly won't be your last I'm sure. :lol3
  14. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    Hope you take the time to sign up for a good firearms training class or a concealed carry class. Even though I have shot for a long time I found the one I took very educational more for the laws and fill in the gap information presented.
  15. Jays-f800gs

    Jays-f800gs Been here awhile

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    That's the plan, not planning on concealed carry at this point.
  16. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    Neither did I but you know what. I wanted to have that option. I don't carry every day because of where I work but I've made a habit of doing so on weekends just to become accustomed to the feel. With robberies on the rise and car jackings becoming a more common event in places you wouldn't think I find myself carrying more and more.
  17. Squelch

    Squelch Everyday People

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    I bought an XDm 9 compact a few months ago, and it's a great gun. You'll enjoy it. Don't bother with the loader that comes with the gun. Get an UpLULA instead. It's much faster than the included loader.
  18. fyrfytr

    fyrfytr B.U.F.F.

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    I found an 1187 Premiere today. It should be coming home with me next week.
  19. Manuel Garcia O'Kely

    Manuel Garcia O'Kely Back at last

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    So it turns out plug size matters....damn, I've got a ring going in my left ear - the 12 gauge was bad enough I guess, but the .30-06 really did me in I think. Hopefully a day or two and it will recover most of it.

    I'm going to have to use both plugs and earmuffs I guess, if I'm going to shoot medium bore.

    28 shots with the Browning Safari Grade - real Belgium built - damn, I forgot how much that beauty kicks. I've been slathering on Arnica on my shoulder.

    Been pondering using the '06 more, but after that beating, I think maybe I will change to a .308 for my long range rifle, from the casing size, it looks like about 1/3rd less recoil.

    Still, it was delightful to check and see that it's still got it, and I can still hit well at 200 yards.
  20. 3DChief

    3DChief "Moto therapist"

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    I don't think you will find much difference between the 30-06 and the .308, ballistically they are pretty much identical except the 30-06 will handle heavier bullets better. The recoil chart in this link reflects that as well: http://www.chuckhawks.com/recoil_table.htm

    Noise and muzzle blast can have a huge impact on perceived recoil. The more you quiet it down, the more pleasant it will be to shoot. Some other options to help you out are a muzzle brake, which really bumps up the noise and pretty much requires double hearing protection. A properly designed and installed muzzle brake will greatly reduce recoil though. I have a Wild West Guns Summit Lite custom rifle in 300wsm with a brake that weighs right at 5 lbs. It recoils about the same as my .223 bolt gun without a brake. You might also try a different recoil pad. Rubber pads harden as they age, plus some of the newer technology recoil pads absorb a lot more recoil than the older designs. Another option is to pick up a "Lead Sled", which uses weight to help reduce recoil.

    Yes, all three cartridges use the same bullet diameter, but you can't use most bullets designed for the .308 and 30-06 in the 30-30 because they are pointed bullets. Pointed bullets in a tubular magazine are a big no-no! The pointy end lines up directly with the next primer and will set the rounds in the magazine tube off with recoil.

    :beer
    Tim